Senior Project Architect

DMHA Architecture DMHA Architecture Employer:
Santa Barbara, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 24 '22Posted on:

Come work for us in our amazing Santa Barbara studio!

WHO we are:

DMHA is a full-service architecture and interior design firm in Santa Barbara, California. With over 30 years of professional practice, we create innovative spaces that inspire individuals, foster connection, and act as catalysts for community development.

As a team of four principals, we work with a diverse network of people and industries, forming a dynamic group that can accomplish more than an individual partner. We celebrate collaboration and find purpose and joy within every project.

We believe that architecture is high-art. With holistic wellbeing in mind, our designs balance creativity with environmental stewardship and efficiency.

Mutual respect and admiration are deeply embedded into our values - we are committed to doing what we love, loving what we do, and finding joy in the process.

We are a highly collaborative environment where everyone’s opinion matters.  We offer a wide variety of project types in which to hone your skills.  We encourage knowledge, learning, education to help you meet your professional goals with real work experience.  We are heavily involved in the community through volunteering and professional organizations, and we provide support to our employees to participate as well.

WHAT we are looking for:

DMHA Architecture + Interiors is growing and looking for a Senior Project Architect for our growing firm in Santa Barbara, California.

We are seeking an experienced senior project architect to provide leadership and technical guidance to our project teams. The ideal candidate should have substantial experience in all aspects of project development, experience directing project teams, a license to practice architecture in the U.S. and (15) or more years of experience.  Visual communication skills, both by hand and on the computer are required.  As an integral part of our firm, the individual will work both independently and collaboratively within the project team. Strong organizational and communication skills are essential. Proficiency with developing drawings in Revit are required.

Project types include commercial, hospitality, and single and multi-family residential architecture. See selected projects and information about the firm at

WHAT you bring:

·         15+ years experience.

·         Licensure as an Architect within the United States.

·         Experience with multiple project types.

·         An extensive portfolio.

·         Highly versed in technical documentation.

·         Experience managing project teams.

·         Proficiency or expertise with interpretation and conformance to IBC codes and how that translates into project detailing.

·         Coordinating and detailing the design – making the project buildable.

·         Communication skills for lower staff in terms of direction and redlining documentation.

·         Jurisdictional experience.

·         An understanding of construction assemblies and best practices.

·         Building systems specifications.

·         Experience managing and interacting with clients.

·         Construction Administration.

·         2-3 years of Revit experience.

·         Capable of serving as main point of project contact.

·         Able to manage project workflow and phases.

WHAT we offer:

·         Competitive Salaries and Benefits Package

·         Support and Reimbursement of Professional Certifications and Licensure

·         A Wide Variety of Project Types

·         Professional Growth Opportunities

·         Balanced Work / Life Culture

·         Flexible Work Schedules

Candidate must be a US citizen or have permanent resident status. Candidate should be willing to relocate to the Santa Barbara area, but hybrid remote work may be considered.

 Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

We take pride in our work while creating a company culture that celebrates the opportunity to work with inspired team members, finding joy and purpose within every project.


Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are encouraged to email a cover letter, resume, with "resume" in the subject line to No Phone calls, please.  A portfolio is required with all applications.  Show us the best examples of your work and creativity and your diverse skillsets.

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